Kolstad is writing the screenplay for the film, which will star “Masters of the Universe” actor Kyle Allen. No administrator has been appointed. While plot details have not been announced, it will be in the vein of rock-’em-sock-’em revenge thrillers like Bob Odenkirk’s “John Wick” and “Nobody.”
Akiva Goldsman and Greg Lessans will produce through Weed Road Pictures, and Kolstad will produce through his company Tradecraft.
“Kyle has an infectious energy about him and it’s an absolute joy to riff with all things genre. Add to that Akiva and Greg behind our backs and it’s going to be one hell of a ride. Honestly, I can’t wait to dig with this team,” Kolstad said.
Lessans added: “Kyle has a breathtaking set of abilities – as an actor, dancer, martial artist and acrobat – and who better than Derek Kolstad to put them all to the test? This one has been a joy to hatch with them, and we’re just getting started. All the more fun that we can bring it to life with our friends at Paramount.
Allen, who is also an executive producer on the film, will next be seen as He-Man in Netflix’s sword-and-planet adventure “Masters of the Universe.” His credits also include “West Side Story”, “The In Between”, and “American Horror Story: Apocalypse”.
Kolstad is best known for creating the popular Keanu Reeves-led “John Wick” franchise, which is set to release its fourth installment in 2023. He was also co-executive producer of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” series. Marvel. for Disney+. Kolstad is currently working on an adaptation of “Splinter Cell” for Netflix, as well as a sequel to “Nobody.”
Kolstad is represented by APA, Circle of Confusion and Behr Abramson Levy Johnson. Allen is replaced by UTA, Management 360 and Steve Warren and Huy Nguyen at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller. Goldsman is represented by CAA, TFC and Barry Littman and Steve Warren at Hansen Jacobson Teller.
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